Is Paramount Pictures Developing a 'Jackass 4: Bad Grandpa' Sequel?
These kind of stories are sometimes sketchy, but bare with us for a moment. Many times when a studio is developing a movie, or even just thinking about getting one off the ground, it registers domain names for websites that would be used to promote the project in question. This method actually led to figuring out the title of the next James Bond film Skyfall, and now it sounds like we might have another film to look forward to using the detective skills of the web. Recently Paramount Pictures registered some domain names that seem to indicate a potential Jackass sequel called Bad Grandpa. I think we know where this is going.
For those not in the know, here's one of the Jackass sequences that might be influencing this sequel:
That's Johnny Knoxville in a bunch of old man make-up, and there's plenty more clips of him with fake old balls hanging out of his shorts, falling on treadmills and shoplifting from the entire franchise. Now, if I had to make a bet, I don't think we'd get an entire Jackass style film with just old man pranks (that wouldn't last for an hour and a half), but we might get some kind of narrative story involving Knoxville as the old man character. The Jackass 4 inclusion in the domains (discovered by What Culture, via ComingSoon) just might be so misinformed viewers can find the film easier online due to the Jackass inspiration of such a title. All we have are these domain names now, but maybe we'll hear something about this project soon.